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August 31, 2009


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Jason Crane

THIS is why I read jazzwax.com. Incredible.

Jason Crane
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Franklin T. Moorehead

"Now a whole new younger generation
can bypass decades of bad taste and neglect by a music industry that is being replaced by access to the Internet."

Now THAT is a comment!

Ken McCarthy

Don't forget, Lester may have been born in Mississippi, but he was raised in Algiers, just across the river by ferry from New Orleans.

If that city had any promotional sense, they'd be claiming him as one of their own as well they should. He's Creole to the bone and his aesthetic was sparked by his exposure to that ultra deep well of music known as the Big Easy.

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